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Rising Stars (Top)

Coastline Market

Coastline Market

Coastline Market helps fishers and harvesters pre-sell their products before landing. By eliminating up to six middlemen from the supply chain, consumers get the freshest product at less than wholesale cost.

Pascal Press

Pascal Press

Pascal Press is an all-in-one pressure brewer and travel mug. Using a full immersion steep combined with a pressurized plunge, it can brew a strong and smooth coffee in as little as one minute.

Booch Organic Kombucha

Booch Organic Kombucha

The Booch Organic Kombucha microbrewery never cuts corners, never forcing carbonation into their brew, never pasteurizing, using all organic and wild crafted ingredients, and water filtered to the best standards.

Rockwell Razors

Rockwell Razors

Rockwell Razors designs and manufactures disruptive men’s shaving technology, including razors that are customizable and adjustable to any and every man.

Beatcamp

Beatcamp

Beatcamp is an online marketplace that streamlines music creation by allowing recording artists to browse and license from a catalog of thousands of beats.

Dynamix

Dynamix

Dynamix powdered beverage mixes balance the foul taste of medical marijuana and other essential oils in an easy, enjoyable and convenient consumption method.


Propelling Student Success (Top)


Trailblazers in Canada and Around the World (Top)

Ben Varadi, Anton Robie, and Ronnen Harary

Ben Varadi, HBA'94
Anton Robie, HBA'94
Ronnen Harary, HBA'94


Western's Entrepreneurship Pillars (Top)

Pierre L. Morrissette Institute for Entrepreneurship

Recognized globally as a premiere resource for entrepreneurship research and education, the Pierre L. Morrissette Institute for Entrepreneurship serves new business ventures from start-up to succession. Housed within the renowned Ivey Business School, the Institute provides entrepreneurs with the tools, resources and discipline to thrive in a competitive world.

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Propel

Propel is part of the Campus-Linked Accelerator (CLA) program, an initiative of the Ontario Government and administered through the Ontario Centres of Excellence (OCE). Propel is partnered locally with LEAP Junction at Fanshawe College. The centre provides co-working space, mentorship, seed funding, events and acts as an advocate for local startups in the community.

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Western Accelerator

Launched in January 2017, the Western Accelerator provides students, faculty and recent alumni with an intense, rapid and immersive education in entrepreneurship.

Its goal is to accelerate the lifecycle of high-potential ventures and compress a year’s worth of learning into a few months.

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WORLDiscoveries

Born out of a partnership between Western University, Robarts Research Institute and Lawson Health Research Institute (collectively known as the "Partners"), WORLDiscoveries® draws upon a mix of industry connections, sector-specific market knowledge and business development expertise, to help Researchers and local inventors commercialize their discoveries through licensing and new company start-ups.

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Innovation Ambassadors (Top)


At their core, Innovation Ambassadors are about sharing – sharing of ideas, of guidance, of understanding, of expertise, of a particular insight into entrepreneurship unique to Western.

Our Innovation Ambassadors are self-identified researchers from across campus who have experience and expertise in entrepreneurship, commercialization or knowledge mobilization. They are charged with a mission to connect great ideas from their areas into the ecosystem. Innovation Ambassadors are an essential component of the Western Entrepreneurship ecosystem. Through their work in faculties and departments across campus, they are dedicated to developing and supporting an innovative mindset at Western.


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Our Ambassadors

Blaine Alexander Chronik

Michael Buzzelli
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Associate Professor
Faculty of Social Science

Blaine Alexander Chronik

Blaine Alexander Chronik
Website
Professor
Physics and Astronomy

Norma Coates

Norma Coates
Associate Professor
Faculty of Information and Media Studies

Ian Cunningham

Ian Cunningham
Website
Professor
Medical Biophysics
Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry

Maria Drangova

Maria Drangova
Website
Scientist
Robarts Research Institute
Professor
Department of Medical Biophysics

Aaron Fenster

Aaron Fenster
Website
Professor
Medical Biophysics
Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry

George Gadanidis

George Gadanidis
Website
Professor
Canada Research Chair
Faculty of Education

Elizabeth Gillies

Elizabeth Gillies
Website
Professor
Chemistry, Chemical, and Biochemical Engineering

Jason Gilliland

Jason Gilliland
Website
Professor
Department of Geography, Department of Paediatrics, School of Health Studies, Department of Epidemiology & Biostatistics

Laura Huey

Laura Huey
Website
Professor, Department of Sociology
Director, Canadian Society of Evidence Based Policing
Faculty of Social Science

Les Kalman

Les Kalman
Website
Assistant Professor
Restorative Dentistry
Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry
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Hugo I. de Lasa

Hugo I. de Lasa
Website
Professor
Department of Chemical and Biochemical Engineering

Ting Lee

Ting Lee
Website
Professor
Medical Imaging in the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry

Shawn Li

Shawn Li
Website
Professor
Biochemistry, Chemistry and Oncology

Leslie Linton

Leslie Linton
Website
Adjunct Assistant Research Professor
Don Wright Faculty of Music

Dominic Lim

Dominic Lim
Website
Assistant Professor
Pierre L. Morrissette Institute for Entrepreneurship
Ivey Business School

Len Luyt

Len Luyt, Ph.D
Website
Associate Professor
Chemistry

Carole Orchard

Carole Orchard
Website
Professor
Arthur Labatt Family School of Nursing

Susan Scollie

Susan Scollie
Website
Associate Professor
School of Communication Sciences and Disorders

Abdallah Shami

Abdallah Shami
Website
Professor
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Faculty of Engineering

Kamran Siddiqui

Kamran Siddiqui
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Professor
Mechanical and Materials Engineering

Walter Siqueira

Walter Siqueira
Website
Associate Professor
Schulich Dentistry and Department of Biochemistry

Juan Luis Suarez

Juan Luis Suarez
Website
Professor
Department of Modern Languages and Literature, Department of Computer Science

William J. Turkel
Website
Professor, Department of History

Xianbin Wang

Xianbin Wang
Website
Professor
Canada Research Chair
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Jun Yang

Jun Yang
Website
Professor
Mechanical and Materials Engineering, Biomedical Engineering Program


Graduate Student Innovation Scholars (Top)

Group of Ivey graduate students

Western’s Graduate Student Innovation Scholars apply discipline-specific knowledge and develop expertise in entrepreneurship, commercialization and knowledge transfer with hands-on training. Apply your knowledge today!


Western Entrepreneurship Leadership Team (Top)

Lisa Cechetto

Lisa Cechetto
Biography
Executive Director
WORLDiscoveries

Juan Luis Suarez

Juan Luis Suarez
Biography
Associate Vice-President
Research

Burns Cheadle

Burns Cheadle
Biography
Director, Science Professionalism & Entrepreneurship
Faculty of Science

Darren Meister

Darren Meister
Biography
John M. Thompson Chair in Engineering Leadership and Innovation
Western Engineering, Ivey Business School

Kelly Cole

Kelly Cole
Biography
Vice-President
External Relations

Jason Winders

Jason Winders
Biography
Director of Editorial Services
Communications and Public Affairs

Dwayne Martins

Dwayne Martins
Biography
Chief Operating Officer
Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry